History
50 years of history preceding the next generation in the drastically changing silicon society
 
 
December 1954 Established Fukushima Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. In Hatago-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, to mainly sell electronic parts for communication devices.
July 1955 Concluded a distributor agent agreement with Hitachi Ltd.
June 1959 Began selling semiconductors.
November 1968 Moved the head office from Hatago-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, to Nihonbashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
October 1973 Concluded a dealer agreement with Hitachi Cable Ltd. And began selling cables (currently Hitachi Metals, Ltd.).
April 1978 Opened Kumagaya Office in Hon-cho, Kumagaya-city, Saitama.
November 1978 Opened Tachikawa Office in Nishiki-cho, Tachikawa-city, Tokyo.
August 1980 Opened Kawasaki Office and Distribution Center in Takatsu-ku (currently Miyamae-ku), Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa.
October 1984 Changed company name to EASTON Co., Ltd.
May 1989 Opened Shimomaruko Design Center in Otaku, Tokyo, to enhance semiconductor software development.
January 1991 Moved Shimomaruko Design Center to larger premises in Ota-ku, Tokyo, and changed the name to Tokyo Design Center.
September 1991 Closed Kawasaki Office and integrated with sales operations of head office.
September 1994 Registered for over-the-counter trading with Japan Securities Dealers Association.
March 1996 Issued new shares (1,200,000 shares) and raised capital to 3,433 million yen.
May 1996 Opened Kinki Office in Kusatsu-city, Shiga.
August 1997 Moved Distribution Center from Kawasaki-city to Urawa-city (currently Minami-ku, Saitama-city), Saitama.
October 1997 Closed Shimomaruko Office inside Tokyo Design Center and integrated with the head office.
October 1998 Established a distribution subsidiary, Easton Works Co., Ltd., (consolidated subsidiary).
July 2000 Concluded an agency agreement with ACCESS CO., LTD.
December 2000 Made a dealer consignment agreement with Faraday Technology Corporation.
April 2001 Concluded an agency agreement with Opnext Japan, Inc. (currently Oclaro Japan, Inc.).
(USHIO OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS, INC. has succeed to this agreement in October, 2014.)
August 2001 Established an overseas subsidiary, HONG KONG EASTON LTD., (consolidated subsidiary).
October 2002 Took over electronics sales division from Okura Shoko Co., Ltd.
October 2002 In line with the takeover, Isesaki Office, Okura Shoko Co., Ltd. was renamed Isesaki Office, EASTON Co., Ltd.
October 2002 In line with the takeover, Mishima Office, Okura Shoko Co., Ltd. was renamed Mishima Office, EASTON Co., Ltd.
October 2002 In line with the takeover, Atsugi Office, Okura Shoko Co., Ltd. was renamed Atsugi Office, EASTON Co., Ltd.
October 2002 Concluded an agency agreement with ASIA OPTICAL CO., INC.
February 2003 Established an overseas subsidiary, EASTON ELECTRONICS (S) PTE. LTD., (consolidated subsidiary).
April 2003 Concluded a distributor agent agreement with Renesas Technology Sales CO., Ltd.
April 2003 Moved Kinki Office from Kusatsu-city, Shiga, to Osaka-city and changed the name to Osaka Office.
July 2004 Established an overseas subsidiary, TAIWAN EASTON CO., LTD., (consolidated subsidiary).
September 2004 Obtained ISO 14001 certification from the Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO).
December 2004 Listed stocks in JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc.
January 2005 Concluded a distributorship agreement with Via Technologies, Inc.
April 2005 Closed Atsugi Office and integrated with sales operations of the head office.
September 2005 Opened Ibaraki Office in Hitachinaka-city, Ibaraki.
October 2005 Moved Isesaki Office from Isesaki-city to Takasaki-city, Gunma, and changed the name to Takasaki Office.
October 2005 Established an overseas subsidiary, EASTON (SHANGHAI) TRADING CO., LTD., (consolidated subsidiary).
March 2006 Formed a capital and business alliance with EPSON AVASYS.
March 2007 Concluded an agency agreement with TEPCO UQ UEST, LTD. (currently UQ UEST, LTD.)
April 2008 Established an overseas subsidiary, EASTON ELECTRONICS (THAILAND) CO., LTD., (consolidated subsidiary).
January 2009 Concluded a merger agreement with Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd.
March 2009 Moved the head Office from Nihonbashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, to Kanda Tsukasamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
April 2009 The Engineering Division obtained ISO 9001 certification from Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO).
April 2009 Changed trading name to RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd. following merger with Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd.
April 2009 In line with the merger, the names of offices of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. were changed.
April 2009 Fukuoka Office of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. was renamed Fukuoka Office, RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd.
April 2009 Nagoya Office of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. was renamed Nagoya Office, RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd.
April 2009 North Kanto Branch Office of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. was renamed Takasaki Office, RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd.
April 2009 Kofu Office of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. was renamed Kofu Office, RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd.
April 2009 Fukushima Office of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. was renamed Fukushima Office, RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd.
April 2009 Kansai Branch Office of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. was renamed Osaka Office, RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd.
April 2009 Ibaraki Office of Renesas Devices Sales Co., Ltd. was renamed Ibaraki Office, RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd.
April 2009 In line with the change of the Company’s trade name to RENESAS EASTON Co., Ltd., the names of overseas subsidiaries were changed.
April 2009 HONG KONG EASTON LTD. was renamed RENESAS EASTON (HONG KONG) LTD.
April 2009 EASTON ELECTRONICS (S) PTE. LTD. was renamed RENESAS EASTON (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
April 2009 TAIWAN EASTON CO., LTD. was renamed RENESAS EASTON (TAIWAN) CO., LTD.
April 2009 EASTON (SHANGHAI) TRADING CO., LTD. was renamed RENESAS EASTON (SHANGHAI) TRADING CO., LTD.
April 2009 EASTON ELECTRONICS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. was renamed RENESAS EASTON (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
July 2009 Concluded an agency agreement with INPHI CORPORATION.
October 2009 Concluded an agency sales agreement with Renesas Technology Corp. (currently Renesas Electronics Corporation).
April 2010 In line with the merger of JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc. and Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd., listed stocks in Osaka Securities Exchange (JASDAQ market).
October 2010 Concluded a distributor agent agreement with Renesas Electronics Corporation and Renesas Electronics Sales Co., Ltd.
October 2010 In line with the integration of Hercules, JASDAQ, and NEO markets of Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd., listed stocks in JASDAQ (Standard) of Osaka Securities Exchange.
April 2011 Closed Mishima Off ice and integrated with Nagoya Office.
June 2011 Moved Fukushima Office from Fukushima-city, Fukushima, to Sendai-city, Miyagi, and changed the name to Sendai Office.
June 2011 Established RENESAS EASTON (SINGAPORE) PTE, LTD. (PENANG) REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE.
January 2012 Established RENESAS EASTON AMERICA INC. (consolidated subsidiary)
January 2013 Concluded a distributorship agreement with Silicon Motion, Inc.
January 2013 Concluded a distributorship agreement with FCI, Inc.
July 2013 Established Tokyo Securities Dealers Association (JASDAQ Standard).
September 2013 Concluded an distributorship agreement with Renesas Electronics Corporation.
February 2014 Established Tokyo Securities Dealers Association (Second Section).
July 2014 Concluded an distributorship agreement with Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd.
July 2014 Concluded a distributer agreement with FocalTech Systems, Ltd.
September 2014 Established Tokyo Securities Dealers Association (First Section).
September 2014 Concluded a distributor agreement with SiMICS Co., Ltd.
October 2014 Concluded a distributor agreement with Synaptics Incorporated.
June 2015 Concluded a distributor agreement with AXIS CORPORATION.
August 2015 Concluded a distributor agreement with Melexis Technologies N.V.
August 2015 Concluded a distributor agreement with Advanced Power Electronics Corp.
October 2015 Concluded a distributor agreement with ADVANTEST CORPORATION.
October 2015 Opened Ibaraki Design Center in Hitachinaka-city, Ibaraki, to enhance software development.
April 2017 Closed Kumagaya Office and integrated with Takasaki Office.
 
 
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